When I travel, I prepare a lot. I make lists, I check them 10 times, I pack, and then repack, and then reassess what I actually need, and then repack about 3 more times. I take a carry on and a purse only. It doesn’t matter for how long I plan on being away. I will only take one bag (non-checked). Unless of course, I decide to play concerts around the world – and then Im hooped. But for now, one bag only.
It doesn’t matter how well I prepare though, something always goes wrong. I once moved 3 provinces away, and packed my plane tickets in my moving boxes, which were sent ahead of me flying out. I have dropped my passport along with the rest of my ID on a flight to a friend’s wedding – with no identification to get back home. I have lost luggage (technically not my fault) – and I usually spend 2 hrs or more in customs being interrogated for what, I have no idea why. But it happens just about every time I fly internationally. And every time I have checked a bag.
Today, my replacement credit card came in the mail. Yippee! Except I can’t remember the pin number, and the credit card company will send it to me in 10 days time, via the post. Arghh! I take my card to the bank – but they won’t assign me a new pin. I have another card- but I never use it. Will only use in emergencies – like if my brother’s head falls off – and I have to bribe someone to donate their head as a replacement. Then I would consider using this card.
Ah budget traveling. Its going to be fun!
*The photo really has nothing to do with this post – except that I am going to Vienna and really want to ride the ferris wheel. Photo source – Laraine Batemen via flickr